Woodman Point clean up sees three pelicans released back to wild


The three pelicans released back into the wild. Picture: Minneth Nguyen
The three pelicans released back into the wild. Picture: Minneth Nguyen

THE release of three pelicans at Woodman Point capped an incredible day in which a record number of volunteers helped clear hundreds of kilos of waste at John Graham Reserve.

The Munster site features lush parks, bush, the Ammunition Jetty for fishing and is great for swimming, making it a popular spot for many sectors of the community.

On July 30, 120 people ventured to the site and helped to collect 20,535 items of debris weighing 619kg.

The usual suspects, including plastic food containers and cigarette butts, were cleared, while discarded fencing was also found.

Three pelicans were released into the wild after being nursed back to health by WA Seabird Rescue.

One of the birds had been rescued after becoming tangled in fishing line at Ammo Jetty.

Myaree resident and Sea Shepherd Perth Marine Debris Team co-founder Marina Hansen said it was a great day.

“We were really pleased so many people cared,” she said.

“And to be able to have those birds released; that’s why we do it.”